It’s a “Saturday Night Live” cast shake-up.
Ahead of the late-night comedy sketch present’s forty seventh season premiere, two cast members are leaving the collection.
Longtime present staples together with Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong can be staying on as a part of the primary cast. However, Beck Bennett is departing the NBC collection after eight seasons, and Lauren Holt can even be leaving after making her debut simply final season.
“Love you, SNL Gonna miss you so much Thank you for 8 years of remarkable people and incredible experiences that completely changed my life. I had so much fun,” Bennett wrote alongside a series of throwback snaps from his time on the “SNL” set.
Comedians Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman had been added to the cast lineup. Meanwhile, Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang had been promoted to collection regulars.
The common cast listing for Season 47 additionally consists of Michael Che, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Kenan Thompson and Melissa Villaseñor. Andrew Dismukes and Punkie Johnson can be again as featured gamers.
“SNL” returns on Oct. 2 and will kick off with host Owen Wilson (“Loki”) and musical visitor Kacey Musgraves.
Fans expressed their disappointment at Bennett’s exit and took to social media to share their ideas with the world. “Beck Bennett was the most underrated SNL cast member in years. He never had a bad skit and made every performance better. Always reliable and funny. That’s a big loss,” one wrote.
Another added, “beck bennett has played such an astronomical part in this show for so long, it will feel so different without him but i wish him all the best.”
The long-running present has an all-star collection of visitor hosts and musical performances to have a good time the brand new season. Kim Kardashian, Jason Sudekis (“Ted Lasso”) and Rami Malek (“No Time To Die”) are among the many friends sharing their comedic chops within the upcoming season, with musical friends lined up who will embody Halsey, Young Thug and Brandi Carlile.
“Will & Grace” alum Debra Messing lately trashed Kardashian’s pending stint as visitor host. “Why Kim Kardashian? I mean, I know she is a cultural icon, but SNL has hosts, generally, who are performers who are there to promote a film, TV show, or album launch,” Messing, 53, tweeted on Sept. 23. “Am I missing something?”